M Basketball Coaching Staff
Head Coach
Brian Jones
Brian Jones is entering his 12th season as the head coach of the North Dakota men's basketball program and has been the driving force behind the team's successful transition to the Division I level. That transition was firmly cemented last season when the Fighting Hawks held true to their season-long motto of "Twenty and Tourney". UND finished with 22 wins and a 14-4 league record en route to the Big Sky regular season and tournament titles. Both win totals were Division I benchmarks for the program, who punched its first ticket to the Big Dance with a 93-89 overtime win against Weber State in the Big Sky Championship game. For those efforts, Jones collected his first Big Sky Coach of the Year honor and was named the NABC District 6 Coach of the Year as well.   FULL BIO
Assistant Coach
Brad Davidson
The 2016-17 season will be the first for Brad Davidson at the University of North Dakota. He arrives in the United States following a distinguished career in the Australian professional ranks as both a player and coach.   FULL BIO
Assistant Coach
Steve Grabowski
After two seasons in the director of basketball operations position, Steve Grabowski was elevated to an assistant coaching position and the 2015-16 season will mark his second in his current role. Grabowski joined the North Dakota staff in the summer of 2012 in the operations role. His primary responsibilities were to coordinate team travel and organize the team's summer basketball camps, while also assisting in the area of NCAA compliance.   FULL BIO
Assistant Coach
Jeff Horner
Jeff Horner will take over the director of basketball operations position at the University of North Dakota for the 2014 season. Horner arrives in Grand Forks after spending four seasons as the head coach at Valley High School in West Des Moines, Iowa.   FULL BIO
Director of Operations
Craig Heatherly
Craig Heatherly enters his first season as the director of basketball operations for the men's team at the University of North Dakota. In his new role, Heatherly will oversee the program's day-to-day operations, team travel and coordinate summer camps. Heatherly arrived in Grand Forks following a six-year run as an assistant coach at Davenport (Mich.) University, including the last two as the program's associate head coach.   FULL BIO
Strength and Conditioning Coach
Sean Fantuzzi
Sean Fantuzzi bio   FULL BIO
Athletic Trainer
Matt Carlson
Matt Carlson is in his second season as a full-time athletic trainer and will be working with the men's basketball team for the first time. He is no stranger to UND, however, as Carlson was previously a graduate assistant athletic trainer wokring with volleyball and baseball, while completing his master's degree in kinesiology from 2011-13.    FULL BIO